On a sunny, 65-degree day at Dove Valley, Head Coach John Fox was asked about the possibility of a Super Bowl coming to Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
“Just look at the weather,” Fox said. “We’re almost December here and I think it’s probably one of the best-kept secrets there are. We’ve got, if not the nicest, one of the nicest stadiums in the league. Denver’s a great town. It’s got great fans. There would be great enthusiasm, I know, if we were fortunate to get it. I think the NFL would be very happy with it.”
In August, Broncos President Joe Ellis officially submitted an application to the NFL’s Super Bowl Advisory Committee to bid on the 2018, ’19 and ’20 Super Bowls.
Next year, the NFL will name the cities eligible to submit an official bid to host the games.
“(Owner) Pat Bowlen has always maintained an interest in bringing the Super Bowl to this community and the great football fans of the Rocky Mountain Region,” Executive Director of Media Relations Patrick Smyth said in a statement. “He believes the city of Denver along with the Broncos would be excellent hosts.”
Denver’s hopes for a Super Bowl could hinge on the success of the 2014 event, which will be held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., an outdoor stadium in a cold-weather city.
As far as cornerback Champ Bailey is concerned, regardless, Denver should be next in line.
“I think so,” he said. “if you’re going to play it in New York, Denver’s (weather is) probably better than New York in February. Yeah. Why not?”